How to Get Involved

For prospective members:

Baja is one of the best ways to put your engineering skills to use outside of the classroom—we are always open to new members from all majors! To get involved with our team, start by coming to one of our general meetings! We have 5 sub-teams available to join depending on your interests (drivetrain, suspension, chassis, electronics/testing, and business). All of the team leads are at our general meetings for you to ask more questions to.

We also meet for a shop day at the Engineering Student Projects Laboratory (“the shop”) every Saturday from 12 – 3 PM to work on the cars and manufacture parts. Masks are still required inside the ESPL.

For any other questions, please email us and we will respond ASAP. To see some sick photos and videos of what our team does, check out our Instagram, YouTube, and other pages on this website. Can’t wait to see you!

For our new members:

Make sure you are a member of our Slack channel for all the cool Baja updates!  If you still need access to Slack, ask a leadership member during GM or shoot us an email and we’ll add you. Once there, you can always reach out to our Outreach Director, Adam Zuiker, if you have any questions. 

To get started, make sure you have ESPL access. Matthew Lim can help you out if you have any questions on that! (Message him on Slack, the preferred communication method for current members.) Getting access includes making sure all your information is on the roster, submitting the DRS training certificates, and taking the ESPL safety test.

Next, sign up for our floating shop slots that get sent out on the Slack channel every week. Just show up for your slot and get some gears working. We are excited to see you get more involved!

Meeting Times

General Meetings:

Every Wednesday 7 PM at 112 Transportation Building

Zoom link also sent out weekly over Slack in case you can’t make it in-person

Shop Day:

Every Saturday 12 – 3 PM at the ESPL

Floating Shop Days:

Varies by the week and by the time of the year, but floating shop is typically available Monday through Saturday

Sign up link for floating shop is sent out in Slack

Subteams:

2021-2022 Times and locations

Drivetrain: 204 Transportation Building after GM Wednesdays

Chassis: 206 Transportation Building after GM Wednesdays

Suspension: 112 Transportation Building after GM Wednesdays

Business: 206 Transportation Building on Tuesdays 7 PM (bi-weekly)

Electronics: 206 Transportation Building on Sundays 1 PM (bi-weekly)